Pippa joined MRAG as a Consultant from the Marine Management Organisation, where she worked extensively on marine protected areas (MPAs) across the EU and the UK. She offers analytical strengths in GIS and is experienced in conducting multi-criteria evaluations to aid decision making within the marine environment. These have been employed in the analysis of VMS data sets over spatial and temporal scales within fisheries programmes and in the development of a risk-based monitoring approach for the prevention and early detection of marine non-indigenous species in the North East of England. Her experience also spans internationally, working within UK Overseas Territories to implement a marine recreation licencing scheme aimed at managing human interactions with resident and migratory marine megafauna. Further on the implementation of a seaweed aquaculture ‘Alternative Livelihoods’ programme in Madagascar in both environmental and socioeconomic objectives.